Events, meetings, conferences and trainings

FIDELIO aims to train the next generation of scientists in order to tackle the challenges of diabetic bone disease from various angles and with the newest technologies available. Interdisciplinary training, intersectoral exchange and implementation of innovative approaches are the key. The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academics, the (bio)technology and health sector.


All ESRs will participate in network-wide meetings/events designed to complement the local research training of young researchers. These Meetings will be arranged so that each provides: courses on relevant research issues, presentation of the fellows‘ work and complementary skills/training.

Critical Appraisal of Real-World Evidence

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

December 2-4, 2020

Fundamentals of mechanical testing and computational modelling of bone

UKE, Hamburg, Germany

February 3-5, 2021

#7 Basics of RNA isolation using spin column-based extraction kits

Location: Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
Date: April 15-16, 2021

This 2 day workshop we will outline the complete workflow from samples collection, nucleic acid extraction as well as downstream analysis. During the workshop we will cover the necessity of stabilization, the right choice of the extraction method and the requirements for the downstream analysis. It will also include a practical approach for miRNA isolation and downstream analysis.

Mid Term Meeting


May 5-6, 2021

Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, FIDELIO offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to mainly Fidelio ESRs in nonformal settings to expand the scope of knowledge of the programme.

Next Webinar in October!

FIDELIO webinars are open to all, with registration. To register, please send us a message through our contact form, including your email address and organisation, if applicable.


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Register based research – from bench to bedside, the power of big data on public and personal health

Speaker: Andrea Burden (ETH) & Peter Vestergaard (STENO)
Date: Tuesday, 24th November, 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Public or private healthcare registers capture data on drug use and health events, including visits to general practitioners and hospitals as well as specialists, deaths, migrations and causes of death. With these data we describe, assess causality, and predict the association between drug utilizaiton and the occurrence of health outcomes. Thus, these data can be used to identify and test hypotheses about the effects of drugs or diseases (e.g., how diabetic medications or other diseases may impact bone health) identified from pre-clinical and clinical knowledge. But they can also be used to generate ideas about the unintended effects of certain drugs and diseases on bone health, and thus unveil potential signalling pathways for further exploration in animal and human studies. In this webinar, Dr. Peter Vestergaard and Dr. Andrea Burden will provide an overview of the different types of healthcare register data available, providing examples in bone research to exemplify how we can integrate epidemiologic and basic research to advance our knowledge on fracture risk.

The coupling of bone remodeling to energy metabolism

Speaker: Megan Weivoda
Date: Thursday, 26th November 2020, 16:00-17:00 CET
In cooperation with


Speaker: Teresita Bellido
Date: Thursday, 12th December 2020, 16:00-17:00 CET
In cooperation with

Webinar Recordings

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Bioenergetics, mitochondria and diabetes

Speaker: Dr. Paula Fernandez Guerra, SDU
Date: October 2020

Good Scientific Practice

Speaker: Martina Rauner, Ben Wielockx, TUD
Date: September 2020

Open Science – Who Let the DOIs out….?!

Speaker: Alan Riedel & Johannes Sperling, TUD
Date: July 2020